A man was arrested and charged with animal abuse after authorities found a canine “covered in blood” at a residence in Socorro.
According to the Socorro Police Department, the events occurred on July 27 when agents went to the 1000 block of Half Moon Way and found a dog wrapped in a “white shirt covered in blood” at the bottom of the abdomen.
According to authorities, the canine was inside a doghouse and was found to have a serious infection in the area.
Socorro police said the dog was transported to El Paso Animal Services for treatment.
As a result, authorities determined that the dog had been neglected for a long period of time.
The owner, Hector Ortiz, 39, was arrested for animal cruelty and booked into the El Paso County Detention Center on a $ 10,000 bond.